After the assembly elections in West Bengal, the rebels of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) have started getting disillusioned with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Meanwhile, many BJP workers are admitting to the public apologizing that they had misunderstood the saffron party. They were recently seen announcing this through loudspeakers on an e-rickshaw.
From Labhpur, Bolpur and Sainthia in Birbhum district to Dhaniyakali in Hooghly district, BJP workers sought a public apology in this way. The BJP, however, alleged that the “fear and intimidation” ploy of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led TMC was behind the public apology. During the announcement of a public apology in Bolpur ward number 18, it was said, “BJP had persuaded it somehow. But it is a fraud party. We have no other option but to become a part of Mamata Banerjee’s development program.”
A BJP worker named Mukul Mandal said, “I misunderstood the BJP. We want to go to TMC.” In Sainthia, 300 BJP workers returned to TMC after taking oath. One of them is also former BJP Yuva Morcha Mandal President Tapas Saha. “We went to BJP by mistake. We are joining Trinamool today to support Mamata’s development work. I can’t do anything in BJP. But I am going to participate in development work in Trinamool.
After publicly apologizing to TMC leaders for their obstinate and ill-behaved in Dhaniyakhali, several BJP workers were allowed to start a new innings. At the same time, BJP leaders in Hooghly claimed that their workers were forced to join TMC.